May 23rd, 2019 - St. Thomas Officers working the night shift last night have just
wrapped up an early morning Impaired Driving investigation.
The incident began when a citizen called in an erratic driver who passed them on
Aldborough Ave at a high rate of speed to suddenly come to a complete stop in the
middle of Airey Avenue. When police arrived on scene they discovered a male passed
out behind the wheel of a vehicle with heavy front end damage. A survey of the surrounding
area revealed a path of damage along Holland Street. A couple of trees had been
struck, a fence surrounding a high voltage transformer was struck and the stop sign
at the corner of Holland and Aldborough Avenue had been driven over and pulled out
of the ground. Police had to temporarily close Holland Street while the proper agencies
could be notified and attend for repairs.
Twenty six year old Dillon Darcy HELMER of St Thomas was arrested at the scene and
transported to the Colin McGregor Justice Building for processing. He is now charged
with one count Operation While Impaired by Drug, one count Fail to Stop after Collision,
two counts Operation While Prohibited and two counts Drive While Under Suspension.
HELMER was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court. This is HELMER's third
arrest by the St. Thomas Police Service for Impaired Operation by Drug.